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Job Title: Professor, Storyboard and Animation

Company Name: Sheridan College

Location: Oakville, Ontario (Trafalgar Campus)

Salary Range: $67,221 – $116,532 (Based on relevant educational qualifications and experience)

Position Status: Full-Time Permanent

Union Status: Consideration will be given to qualified internal full-time academic and partial-load employees first in accordance with the Collective Agreement requirements.

Job Description:

Sheridan is looking for an outstanding individual to join our faculty team starting in August 2022. The successful candidate will teach students in our Honours Bachelor of Animation program.  The candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach a range of skills and subjects that are required in animation education. These include: story (theory and practice), storyboarding, and animation (stop motion, 2D and/or 3D). The candidate should bring to the position experience working in industry and experience in teaching at the post-secondary level. The position requires collaborative, team-based skills as well as strong leadership skills.

What You’ll be Doing

  • Ensuring that program and course curricula are current, relevant and reflective of best practices within the relevant professional/program disciplines
  • Defining, evaluating and validating learning outcomes for courses and programs
  • Creating an effective environment for applied learning which accommodates students’ diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, experiences and learning styles
  • Designing appropriate strategies and tools for facilitating and assessing student learning that are invitational and reflective of best practices in teaching and learning
  • Developing appropriate strategies and tools to assess student performance that are consistent with the learning outcomes of the course and address multiple learning styles Developing multi-media materials and alternative delivery strategies, and incorporating appropriate educational technologies into the applied learning process

Other Details
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design
Employee Group: Academic
Hours: Professors may teach between the hours of 8:00am – 10:00pm
Start Date: August 22, 2022


You have the skills and knowledge to work with an increasingly diverse student and staff population as well as a proven commitment to anti-oppression, equity, and inclusion. 

You have a passion for sharing your knowledge with others and contributing to the advancement of your field.

You are committed to excellence in teaching and learning within a collaborative team environment. 

You can strategically incorporate your professional experience into the learning environment. 

You have a demonstrated ability to convey the conceptual and applied aspects of knowledge and expertise to a broad range of students.  

You are an agile individual with an ability to respond and adapt to change.

You bring a large network of contacts with professionals, organizations, and industry.   

The successful candidate(s) will also meet the following qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field required
  • A minimum of five years relevant practical and professional experience
  • Proficiency in storyboard and animation software (ToonBoom, Maya, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Strong understanding of theories of storytelling and story arcs
  • Experience in teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level or equivalent experience teaching adult learners

Company Website, About:

Sheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design (FAAD) is Canada’s largest art school. Internationally recognized for our outstanding programs, we train performers, animators, filmmakers, designers and artists to realize the full potential of their talents. FAAD embraces equity, diversity and inclusion for all its community members, including learners, instructors, and staff, and recognizes and aims to reconcile historic and systemic barriers. This is an integral part of FAAD’s charter of values.  

Sheridan faculty provide academic leadership to programs and courses within their areas of expertise and contribute to the creation of a learning-centered environment where students can develop to their full potential. They also contribute to College, Faculty, and Program excellence by collaborating on a variety of initiatives such as new program development, applied research, and alternative curriculum delivery strategies. 

Every member of the Sheridan community is passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives.  Our strategic plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World (, charts a path towards a new ground-breaking model of higher education that reshapes post-secondary education and better prepares students for the future. We are committed to demonstrably advancing equity, diversity, and inclusivity.  Diversity is our strength and fuels our commitment to excellence.  Across our campuses, we’re making meaningful strides towards developing an equitable and inclusive community. 

To Apply: Sheridan College | Professor, Storyboard and Animation (

Commitment to Barrier-Free Selection Process And Work Environment:

Sheridan is deeply committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Anishinaabe Nation, Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Sheridan is situated on these lands, and it is our collective responsibility to honour and respect those who have gone before us, those who are here, and those who have yet to come. We are grateful for the opportunity to be working on this land.

Sheridan seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. Sheridan values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. Sheridan regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. Per Section 14 of the Ontario Human Rights Code¸ post-secondary institutions such as Sheridan may implement “special programs” to address historical disadvantage for Code-protected groups.  This hiring initiative is a special program designed to achieve equal opportunity, respond to under-representation of groups, promote substantive equality, and eliminate discrimination.  As such, Sheridan seeks qualified candidates who self-identify as members of the Indigenous and Black communities.

You may be asked to provide copies of your educational credentials at the time of interview. Upon hire, we require official confirmation of educational credentials and Canadian equivalency assessments, if applicable.

Possible Accommodations:

Sheridan is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022

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